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SubjectRe: [RFC] make localconfig
Hi,

On Sun, 25 Aug 2002, Toon van der Pas wrote:
> > If you think it's a _deadly_bad_idea_to_do_ please tell me. It is,
> > after all, just an RFC, means I request you to comment on this.
> > I could even ask for kernel protection for the mice.
>
> A serious question about your proposal then:
> The .config file doesn't excusively contain information regarding
> what hardware to support. It also carries a lot of information about
> the functionality and the optimzations the user wishes to incorporate
> in his kernel. How would localconfig deal with that?

Well, the idea is to
- scan the kernel messages for things that got loaded
- figure the hardware configuration
- figure out guessable optimizations
- use the default values for the rest

I don't want to decide between "y" and "n". That would go wrong. The only
thing is that there *should* be a decision on whether the support is vital
for boot or not, if not we compile as module.

This statement is not valid for debug options, though...

> BTW: Considering that you are not out of your mind (most of the
> time), I admire your courage in bringing up this subject. ;-)

I wonder whether that's a good thing...

Thunder
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